I have talked about the benefits of meditation. If it has you interested but unsure where to start, meditation teacher Susan Piver is hosting a free, limited participant webinar.
The date and time :
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
I have found Susan’s instructions to be very accessible. Here’s your chance to talk to a meditation instructor and get your questions answered.
I have admitted to be an on again off again meditator, more off since my accident. But, I recently found a trick that has kept me going for 2 weeks straight. Maybe this trick will work for you too.
I used to set the coffee pot up at night and the timer would brew the coffee 2 minutes before my alarm went off. But, now, my alarm goes off, I get up, make the coffee and then meditate until the coffee maker buzzes. This takes 9 minutes. Once the coffee maker buzzes I add on a round or a few of loving kindness meditation and call it done. I have found this to be (so far) an easy way to avoid all the excuses. Yes, its only 10 minutes or so; but, that is 70 minutes a week that I wasn’t doing before.
Meditation is training your mind in attention. The benefits of that are numerous: stress reduction, self awareness, impulse control, cultivates compassion, patience, lowers blood pressure, supports immune function, calming, and on and on. There is no downside.
I encourage you all to take advantage, if you can, of this awesome opportunity.